Posted on March 27 2011
We’ve ordered a bunch of different colors for the first run of Classic Conversions but we’re particularly excited about this configuration. The dated matte gold rims on black hubs & spokes match the vintage frames perfectly.
We’ve chosen sealed bearings Novatech hubs. Weight is not paramount for these bikes and we’ve been riding these hubs personally for years. Even a ride through a Shanxi mining town wouldn’t require more than a rub down.
Lacing is black spokes double crossed until we can teach our craftsman how to do radial. Given that we’ve repaired enough punctures to know how every little aid helps, we’ve made the two spokes closest to the valve silver. You’ll thank us later.